I have finished working on a new faxrcvd. Have a look and if you like what you see, by all means use it. I have made a lot of changes so I. /var/spool/hylafax/bin/faxrcvd is in hylafax-server This file is owned by root:root, with mode 0o The actual contents of the file can be viewed below. The /var/log/hylafax/capi4hylafax contains: May 19 []: c2faxrecv – INFO: Fax received and calling ‘/var/spool/fax/bin/faxrcvd.

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faxrcvd(8) – Linux man page

The default script sends electronic mail to the FaxMaster user describing the content of the facsimile and other useful information such as the time spent receiving the document. Multiple values may be specified by separating farcvd with whitespace.

Ideally this is done by creating faxrdvd customized faxrcvd script in a different filename or by copying the default script to a different filename, customizing that new file, and then using FaxRcvdCmd in the modem config file to point faxgetty 8C at the customized script.


MSG is equivalent to error-msg above. Configure Samba Share Point Create a faxrcdv that is only accessable to a single user and force all connections to that user. It is not necessary to send a new fax everytime to test Hylafax.

We plan to follow this with a document about a more complex FaxDispatch operation. Update as necessary for the target environment. Create the directory farxcvd change ownership accordingly. LANG controls the localization of the text of the received fax notification.

Hylafax Delivery to Samba Share

The FaxDispatch script is run as a shell script, so can use whatever features your default shell has. This includes interacting with external services, or executing commands like curl to make HTTP notifications. Consult the faxrcvd script directly. SUBADDR the received subaddress value, communicated by the sender for post-reception routing purposes Other shell variables are available.

It is designed to be customizable by the administrator.

In that case a separate attachment is created for each filetype. The file in recvq must already be present and with proper permissions, presumeably it’s leftover from a previous fax. It’s not necessary or required to change the homedir back. Now cleanup those user mods.


Modify the user to allow sufake the faxrcvd and cleanup.

Hylafax Delivery to Samba Share

BCCTO controls the blind copy recipient of the received fax notification. If there are no pre-existing TIF files in the directory any will do, name doesn’ matter either only to Hylafax, no user mode testing. In small organisations it can be desireable to replace a cumbersome fax machine with a computer and modem.

Create a share that is only accessable to a single user and force all connections to that user. It is given as an e-mail address. See Also Hylafax home page Samba home page. Hylafax faxgcvd runs as the user uucpthis example has Samba use the same account.